The Social care jargon buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean. Published by Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP), the guide contains explanations of 52 key social care words and phrases. Chair of TLAP’s Information and Advice work stream and Chief Executive of the…
The Advice and information needs in adult social care report is an interactive map that demonstrates people’s typical journeys through the complicated care system and identifies the “pinch points” where councils and other organisations need to improve the information and advice on offer to people and families. Think Local Act Personal commissioned Independent Age to…
This week the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) launched the Find Me Good Care web site to help people find the right care and support to suit their needs and lifestyle, whether at a time of crisis, as they plan for the future or as they change care services. Find Me Good Care is a comprehensive source of adult social care information and advice, combined with a searchable, comparable directory of care and support services. It offers care and support providers the opportunity to promote their services – including those that do not have to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – through a well-regarded and promoted online service.
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is developing a website that will help people to make choices about care. FindMeGoodCare.co.uk will cover all types of care and support for adults including regulated and unregulated services in England. It will provide links to specialist websites (including local services, specialist and independent financial advisers). The site will go live this summer and will provide information about services for all adults, not just older people. The site will guide people through comprehensive information about care options and choices such as the role of the local authority, paying for care and what constitutes good care.